Lesley Stewart PhD
Professor and Director
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
University of York
Lesley has been CRD Director and Head of Department since 2006. Her research interests are in the development and application of evidence synthesis methods,
particularly systematic review with individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis. She helped establish the methodology for IPD reviews and has completed many such international collaborative projects. She was a founding member of the Cochrane Collaboration, has co-convened the IPD Meta-analysis Methods Group since inception and chairs the PRISMA-IPD Steering Group. She has recently completed the Evaluating Progestogens for the Prevention of Preterm birth International Collaborative (EPPPIC) IPD meta-analysis. Lesley is a member of the NICE Highly Specialised Technology Committee, Co-Editor in Chief of the BMC journal Systematic Reviews and was previously elected President of the International Society for Research Synthesis Methods (2014-2015).